Jeff Goldblum Defends Woody Allen, Insisting on Killing all My Independence Day-Related Fantasies

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I’m devastated (but unsurprised, really) to report that my Independence Day-themed fantasies of Jeff Goldblum defeating the aliens and then saving me have officially been put to bed. It gives me no pleasure to report this: Goldblum is defending Woody Allen.

“I think there is a presumption of innocence until proven guilty,” Goldblum said in an interview while promoting his new Disney+ series. “I know I enjoyed working with him many years ago and I sat in with his band once too.”

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That sound you just heard was me letting out the largest sigh. I don’t understand why celebrities are incapable of reading the room, and not talking about Allen if it’s in the positive! Allen does not seem to be a celebrity that reads tabloids!

But Goldblum insisted on persevering. “Even though I feel like this cultural shift [the #MeToo movement] is very, very positive and long overdue and I support it wholeheartedly and take it very seriously, I also admire his body of work. So I would consider working with him again, until I learned something more.”

Guess I’ll have to find another person to save me from aliens with a wry wit!!! [i]


Because his not woo-ing of Kylie Jenner leaves him some free time, Drake has launched a cannabis brand called More Life Growth Company in Toronto with Canopy Growth Corp, which is described as a “pot production giant” by The Hollywood Reporter.

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“The opportunity to partner with a world-class company like Canopy Growth on a global scale is really exciting,” Drake said Thursday in a statement to the trade magazine. “The idea of being able to build something special in an industry that is ever-growing has been inspiring. More Life and More Blessing.”

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Drake’s products will be about advance “wellness, discovery and overall personal growth with the hope of facilitating connections and shared experiences across the globe.” Gag me. [The Hollywood Reporter]


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